All the data were wiped after rooting your Samsung phone? Or the photos disappeared after updating Android OS? Samsung Data Recovery is here for the rescue. It can recover the lost data including contacts, call history, text messages, photos, music, documents and videos, on Samsung phone and tablet.
Following guide shows you how to use this software. Note: Please don't run any management software during the recovery process.
This software offers you 2 options to connect your Samsung device with it. You can freely select to connect via Wi-Fi or USB cable according to your situation.
If you have a USB cable at hand, you can simply connect your Samsung phone to PC with it.
Step 1. Connect Your Samsung Device to PC via USB cable
Switch to "USB Cable Connection" at the top and then connect your Samsung device to PC with a USB cable.
This program will open the Hardware Update Wizard if you haven't installed USB driver for your device. The wizard doesn't appear? Refer to how to install USB driver for Samsung device manually.
Step 2. Enable USB debugging
The process of enabling the USB debugging varies for different versions of Android OS.
Step 3. Turn on USB Storage
Then turn on USB Storage according to your Android version.
When you launch Samsung Data Recovery, "Wi-Fi Connection" is selected by default.
Step 1: Open Samsung Data Recovery App on Your Device
Download Tenorshare Samsung Data Recovery app from Google Play and run it on your Samsung device. If failed, download Samsung Data Recovery APK on your computer, and then copy and install on your device.
Step 2: Click "Scan QR Code to Connect" Button
Tap "Scan QR Code to Connect" in Samsung Data Recovery app on your Samsung phone.
Step 3: Scan the QR Code to Get Connected
Point your smartphone's camera at the QR code on Samsung Data Recovery interface. Then your device will be connected.
After this software detects your device, click "Start". Click "Allow" on your device to allow the program super user authorization when an app Superuser Request pops up. Then click "Start" on the software interface to allow the program to scan your Samsung device. It provides you 2 recovery modes as well.
This mode costs less time to scan and list the recoverable files in original name and folder structure.
Step 1: Select Recovery Mode
Click "Quick Recovery" mode to start scanning quickly.
Step 2: Start to Scan Samsung Phone for Lost Data
It will take you from seconds to minutes to finish the scanning, according to the size of data on your device.
If you can't find the lost files with "Quick Recovery", use "Deep Recovery" to recover Samsung data with deep scan. It will take you relatively longer time.
Step 1: Select Recovery Mode
Click "Deep Recovery" mode to start scanning.
Step 2: Specify File Types to Scan
By default, all the files types are selected. To save time, you can select the specific file types to scan. You can selectively turn off the file types you don't want to scan.
Step 3: Start to Scan Samsung Phone for Lost Data
Click "Scan" to scan these file types on your Samsung phone. It will take you from seconds to minutes to finish the scanning, according to the size of data on your device.
Then the recoverable files are displayed by file types. Here we supposed you need to recover photos. Click "Photos" on the left and check the photos appearing on the right. Click "Recover" to save them on your PC.
For contacts, text messages, call history, you can save them in TXT, XML, or XSL; for photos, save them in JPG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, and videos in MP4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV,RM/RMVB, M4V, MOV, 3G2, SWF, MPG.